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Sims Sunday: First comes love, then comes marriage…

Since Maya and Perry’s wedding wasn’t as scenic as I wanted, I held a party the next day. Kind of a booze cruise thing. I called all the guests up to the houseboat’s upper deck, grilled burgers, set out drinks, then told Raheem to pilot the boat around for a while.

Sims Sunday

We didn’t get much of a sunset, but the moon was pretty.

Sims Sunday

I was curious to see what would happen to the guests if I didn’t bring the boat back to port by the time they were ready to leave the party.

The answer is that boats arrived to pick them up. Bit of a letdown. I was hoping they would jump off the boat and swim for shore, or be trapped on board.

Sims Sunday

A few random snaps from the week. I love to send a Sim to dive down to the bottom, then pan the camera up to look at the surface.

Sims Sunday

FINALLY collected a cat gnome.

Sims Sunday

And bought the summer gnome from the festival. Isn’t he a dude?!

Sims Sunday

If a mermaid has legs on dry land, and a tail in the water, then why does she change into a swimsuit? Because sometimes mermaids go swimming, and when they do, they swim just like people (no tail).

Mermaids are weird.

Sims Sunday

Ophelia died in the bathroom. Just like Elvis.

Sims Sunday

“Boo hoo hoo – someone scrub that toilet – boo hoo hoo!”

Sims Sunday

The houseboat was slowly making its way back to port…

Sims Sunday

When Maya went into contractions. At least she was able to give birth with some really nice views moving by out the window. Relaxing, I would think.

Sims Sunday

Welcome baby boy Queso!

Sims Sunday

(I gave him a dumb name because I already know he’s not going to be the heir. He’s either a mermaid or an alien, and I don’t want either.)

Now that the houseboat was filled with baby things, I decided to have some fun with their other property. You can own multiple properties as of the most recent software update, and they had earned the deed to a private island with a Lifetime Reward.

I built a pier out over the water, and a cute rustic little fishing shack on the pier.

Sims Sunday

Then I made Raheem live there all by himself.

As you can see, the fishing shack has all the basic amenities and not a smidgen more.

Sims Sunday

Instead of a bathroom, it has the “all in one” unit out on the front porch. Kind of a high-tech outhouse.

Sims Sunday

But hey, you can fish OR grill off that back deck! It seems like the perfect place for an old widower to go (or be left) to die, don’t you think?

9 comments to Sims Sunday: First comes love, then comes marriage…

  • Cute. I had 15 sims in my Q generation trying to get an heir (the hair/eyes combo) and I managed to name NONE of them Queso. ;)

    I haven’t tried buying a second property yet. Hmm.

  • Slager

    Already at Q again? How many generations has this family been going, now?

    • Slager

      also, now I really want some queso

    • Erika

      Isn’t it crazy? I lost count, but we are somewhere around generation 47 or 48. I went all the way through the alphabet once, then had a few non-alphabetized generations, then started at the top of the alphabet again.

  • Cristina

    That unfortunate cat gnome is doing what we in our house call “Boot Scooting” and it ain’t pretty.

    Queso? You called the mer-alien child CHEESE? How about Quinn, Queenie or Quinlan? Or Quorum or um, Quesadilla?

    Is anyone else having camera problems with this expansion? I try to focus on my Sim on the houseboat and the camera instantly zips over to open water, very frustrating. I also have a hard time finding the Sim underwater. The problem doesn’t seem to happen on land. Also have issues with the pointer hand when I’m placing furniture coming out of the household storage thingie. Any suggestions?

    • Erika

      Quinlan is a good one! I’m pretty sure I used Quinn in the last round of Q names, although I confess I could not be bothered to look them up.

      I think that cat gnome might have worms.

      And yes, I have noticed the same problems. Clicking on the Sim’s thumbnail usually refocuses the camera for me, but not always. I have had trouble with dragging things out of inventory for quite a while now. Sometimes if I put it back, I can pull it out again with no problems. Other times I have to hit Esc to get it to stop. I am pretty sure it’s a function of my laptop being at its limits, graphics-wise.

      • Cristina

        I appreciate the suggestions, I’ll try them, but maybe EA will update it w/ some patches?

        As for the cat gnome, it needs to go overboard! Worms!!

  • navkat

    I built a public pier with a party-shack on the property. Just re-exploring my Long Island roots.